Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile) was arrested, yet it wasn't because of his contributions to the now-controversial anti-Muslim film or the multiple legal suits filed against him by actress Cindy Lee Garcia. No, the man behind "Innocence of Muslims," which has sparked civil unrest in Libya, Yemen, and Egypt, is currently behind bars due to a probation violation, stemming from his 2010 conviction for check fraud, according to U.S. Central District Chief Magistrate Judge Suzanna Segal. "The court has a lack of trust in this defendant at this time," Segal said.
The exact nature of the hearing could not be released because the federal court documents have been sealed, however, Nakoula did reveal his actual name: Mark Basseley Youseff, according to KPCC. Youseff, who was accused of eight allegations of probation violation, will remain in jail until his next court appearance. Arguing that Youseff was not a threat and has had to endure hardships because of the media in the last few weeks, defense attorney Steve Seiden asked if his client's bail be set at $10,000.
Judge Segal denied Youseff's bail, citing he poses a flight risk, and has yet to set a date for his next hearing.